Tuesday, October 27, 2009

America's master painter ...

... Sargent's Sea Fever.
Just as his society portraits give faces to characters seemingly plucked from the pages of Henry James (his fellow American expatriate and future sitter), Sargent's depictions of sailcloth and rigging, of vessels safely moored and battling the furious ocean, offer visual counterparts to the finest descriptive passages of his contemporary Joseph Conrad.

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